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Proactive vs. Reactive Maintenance: Which One Does Your Property Need?

Proactive vs. Reactive Maintenance: Which One Does Your Property Need?

When it comes to roofing, so many property owners make the mistake of neglecting their roof until such time that it requires some repair work. Some put off roof inspections, thinking that they don’t need it while others try to evade this important maintenance step so they won’t have to hear about some “bad news”.

Proactive vs. Reactive Maintenance: Which One Does Your Property Need?

The question is, are you really saving more when you opt for reactive maintenance rather than having ongoing or proactive roof maintenance?

Which Maintenance Approach Is Better?

Before anything else, let’s talk about the difference between proactive and reactive maintenance. With proactive maintenance, the building owner gets regular inspections and a scheduled roof repair as needed. Reactive maintenance, on the other hand, means that repair work is only done when a problem occurs. Often, the latter is performed when the problem is critical, and water intrusion is a possibility.

While some insist that proactive maintenance is costly since you’re spending money on work that is not necessary, it actually saves you a lot in the long run.

Proactive Maintenance

You see, when you have a proactive roof maintenance program in place, you get to prevent any possible problems that could affect the performance of your roofing system. If there are already existing concerns, they will not progress into major issues. Ultimately, this keeps any “downtime” from happening. There will be no lost revenue and no complaints from tenants as well  if you are managing a commercial property.

Reactive Maintenance

It may seem like you are saving money because you only spend when repair work is needed, but the truth is that this approach will actually drain your pockets. By the time you take action (usually when there’s already a leak), your roofing will probably be in a state beyond repair, and you may even need a roof replacement. What’s worse is that you could also be exposing people in the building to potential slip and fall accidents, and health issues.

Reliable Roofing Maintenance

If you want your roof to last for years, you need to do your part in making sure it stays in top form. Our highly trained roofing experts from Superior Roofing can provide you with exceptional services, including roof repair, replacement and roof maintenance. Get in touch with us by calling (706) 322-9032 (Columbus), (334) 298-5253 (Phoenix City) or (334) 821-8411 (Auburn), or by filling our our online contact form. We’ll come up with a scheduled maintenance program that works for you. We serve Phenix City, AL, and the surrounding areas.